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History of Name Change Procedure in Massachusetts Posted on Nov 2

“It is well settled that at common law a person may change his name at will, without resort to legal proceedings, by merely adopting another name, provided that this is done for an honest purpose.” from Merolevitz, Petitioner, 320 Mass. 448 (1946). Today, the law that gives   …Continue Reading History of Name Change Procedure in Massachusetts